Presidential Office Building, Taipei

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Architecture lovers and politics buffs will enjoy seeing Presidential Office Building--the tallest structure in Taiwan at the time of its construction. Completed in 1919, the building initially acted as the seat of the colonial government. After damage sustained in World War II bombings, Chen Yi restored the edifice to its former glory and it later became the presidential office in 1950. Though the structure faces east, giving it excellent views of Shishou Mountain, visitors can only view it from outside. Stop by to admire the historic building and snap a few photos. Work out when and for how long to visit Presidential Office Building and other Taipei attractions using our handy Taipei trip planner .
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  • October 2, 2017
    It is the history of Architecture... great building and history... it is also a great place to visit and have some photos.  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Hin 賞 teacher 導 覽, property conditions, and deep from Qian to introduce Presidential Hall history and 灣 now stored state, let me know more about 灣, local and foreigners must come again.
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  • September 22, 2017
    It seems in the Palace of Republic of China President to Office building are completed Japan occupation in 1919. Not knowing can do internal tour free of charge in the morning on a weekday afternoon visit. I'd take visitors inside the building looks spectacular, but still want to see inside, so when the next Taipei tourist visit in the morning.
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  • April 23, 2017
    An impressive building from the Japanese colonial period. Usually, you can enter weekday mornings, however it's also possible to enter during a few select weekends when more of the building is accessible and you can take pictures. Most of what you can look round is a museum, but there's not that much in the way of English explanation.
  • February 9, 2017
    Built during the Japanese colonial time, this building is used to be the governor house of Japanese government. If you look at the building from the top of it, you will see there're two adjacent empty squares. That's the Japanese character "Sun" since "Japan" means the "sunrise land". Fun facts, it also looks like a guy's staring at you. The tower is the face and the the wings are the shoulders. The rumor says it's designed to tell the people to behave cause the government is watching them. If you want to learn more, you can join a free walking tour hosted by TourMeAway to learn more about the history.
  • May 11, 2017
    If you are big history buff, you'll like the place. A lot of the building style and material is unique to from Japanese conolinial Taiwan.
  • January 18, 2017
    A really nice and beautiful building (look at the lights!!). I was there for the annual flag raising on New Year Day, where the president and many patriotic locals will gather, sing the national anthems and wave the flag. A really unique experience.
  • May 22, 2017
    I meet President Tsai Ing-wen ^^

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